"They [the media] are news-as-entertainment professionals – packaging glossy corporate content for maximum distribution and big bucks. The goal is not objective reportage. Their targets are quantifiable and highlighted in a business plan somewhere. Success is based on a simple formula: stay within parameters "understandable" to a wide audience that devours sound bites and familiar storylines on the hour, every hour.

Like trained seals whose every desire, instinct and buying pattern has been measured by corporate media's marketing department for the consumption of its advertisers, the audience demands satisfaction – and western media delivers it." -- Sharmine Narwani
 

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The 1970s, a period of great change in America, holds a treasure trove of forgotten events that, for some, have been forgotten. From trending toys to daring stunts, these events serve as symbols of the decade. So how many can you remember?
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Embark on a journey into the lesser-known areas of cinema, where hidden treasures await discovery. The vast archives of great filmmakers contain forgotten masterpieces that deserve a revisit. From the mysterious twist of David Lynch's "Lost Highway" to the heartfelt nostalgia of Tim Burton's "Ed Wood," these films challenge conventions and offer unique insight into the creative genius of their creators. Amidst the shadows of his more famous works, these underrated gems inspire audiences to explore uncharted territories of emotion, imagination, and storytelling. Join us as we shed light on 20 cinematic treasures that may have slipped off your radar.
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Join us as we embark on a journey through the world of amazing weather phenomena. From the awe-inspiring dance of the Northern Lights to the dramatic wrath of tornadoes, the wonders of nature never cease to amaze. In this series, we'll explore 40 remarkable weather events captured on film, revealing the astonishing beauty and power of our planet's atmosphere. Each event offers a glimpse of the fascinating forces at work in our skies, from celestial fog to explosive flashes of volcanic lightning. Prepare to be both educated and entertained as we unravel the mysteries of the season and delve into the breathtaking moments that remind us of Earth's incredible dynamism. So, let's set out on this meteorological adventure and discover the amazing weather phenomena that continue to fascinate and inspire us all.
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Inventing has been a human practice from ancient civilizations to the modern era. While many things have become essential parts of everyday life and beyond, some inventions were too bizarre to make it into the mainstream. They serve as fascinating windows into the minds of their creative inventors.
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Testing Firepower: A Woman's Accuracy in Aberdeen, 1942 Amid the shadow of World War II, humanity faces its greatest test yet. Across continents and oceans, amidst the horrific echoes of war, ordinary people demonstrated extraordinary resilience and unwavering resolve. Each image in this captivating gallery captures a piece of that indomitable human spirit. These snapshots not only offer a glimpse of history, but are powerful reminders of courage, unity, and the continued pursuit of hope amidst despair.
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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear a case that could impact the 2024 presidential election and lead to the release of or reduction in sentences for hundreds of January 6 rioters.

Before the trials began, the J6 prosecutors decided that the most serious charge they could get a conviction for was an obstruction charge. The prosecutors were alleging that the rioters obstructed an official proceeding of Congress, making the crime eligible to be prosecuted for anyone who "corruptly alters, destroys, mutilates, or conceals a record, document, or otherr object, or attempts to do so, with the intent to impair the object’s integrity or availability for use in an official proceeding; or (2) otherwise obstructs, influences, or impedes any official proceeding, or attempts to do so.”

There are two points of contention for defense attorneys. The first is the definition "corruptly" and the second is the "otherwise" wording that leads, they say, to an overly broad interpretation of the statute.

The case involves Joseph W. Fischer, an off-duty Pennsylvania police officer, who is facing several charges as a result of his admitted participation in the riot.

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